Tim Meaney

Spigit acquires Kindling

Eight or so years ago we had an idea. An idea that software you use in your workday could be as enjoyable to use as that which you choose to use in your personal life, on your phone.. Most importantly, an idea that a small group of talented people…
Sima Shimansky

Feature Friday: Liking Comments

Innovation is powered by great conversation. New ideas introduce what’s possible, but it’s the discussions around them that help ideas materialize into tangible projects and plans. Recently, we introduced comment liking, an easy way to give someone a…
Andrew Crimer

Organize to Prioritize Innovation

When an organization decides to invest resources, time, and energy in an innovation program, management is making a calculated bet about their teams' ability to identify and solve problems to grow the business—but there's not always a concrete…
Andrew Crimer

Can Small Teams Run Innovation Programs?

Most discussions about “innovation,” including those here on our blog, focus on one of three kinds of innovation: the abstract notion of creativity-driven progress and improvement, the specific activity by an individual of introducing that progress…
Andrew Crimer

How the Kindling Team Uses Idea Management

A major challenge I regularly face in marketing Kindling is explaining the seemingly simple concept of "ideas" as they feature in idea management. When we say "ideas," we don't just mean major new product concepts or earth-shaking strategy…
Abby Finer

When Does Creativity Become Innovation?

There’s a lot of emphasis in the idea management world on being creative—see Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business 2015, for example—but it’s not always obvious that being creative is only step one. Innovation requires creativity, but…